Employment Law

Ex-workers claim MOL helpline misleading callers

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Ontario’s labour ministry is the target of a recent lawsuit filed by two workers who claim they were misinformed about their severance package entitlement, writes Sabrina Nanji in the Canadian Labour Reporter.

On Sept. 25, Toronto-based employment lawyer Lior Samfiru filed the lawsuit on behalf of his clients, Michael Mosey and Eileen Tremblay – two former Trillium Screw managers laid off after the manufacturing company shuttered its doors last year.

Both ex-workers allege they were told by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) that their severance entitlement was eight weeks’ salary – regardless of length of service, age or positions held.

That was misleading, Samfiru argued.

Read Sabrina Nanji’s article in the Canadian Labour Reporter here.

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